Purchasing Officer Salary

Purchasing Officers in the United States can expect wages of $43K per year on average. Women Purchasing Officers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. Most Purchasing Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just over one in five are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by the larger part.

$30,037 - $84,536
(Median)
$30K
$43K
$85K
MEDIAN: $43,271
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50%
90%

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$12.40 - $24.48
(Median)
$12
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$30,037 - $84,536  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,444 - $76,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $24.48  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $31.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,106  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$29,444 - $76,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Purchasing Officer

Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or supervisory role.

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Purchasing Officer Tasks

  • Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
  • Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.
  • Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
  • Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.

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Pay by Experience Level for Purchasing Officer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Purchasing Officers generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $38K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $42K. Purchasing Officers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $65K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Officer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 58%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$41,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
52 %
Male
48 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 22%
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